Just as you decide to forego a vacation to save money, a friend announces her family’s trip to Maui. It seems when you finally realize it's a season to spend less time working and be more present with your children, another mom decides to launch her business and accept childcare. You’re ... Read More about When Your Map Doesn’t Match Hers.
*a note from me: please remember this post is meant to be poetic, it is not a how-to on having a healthy marriage, only reflections from my heart. It is not a complete picture of our marriage, but a snippet of how we work together through the hard times. Every marriage, every relationship, has its ... Read More about On Fights and Forever Love
I started the book Essentialism the other day. I was only a few pages into it, when this section jumped off the page and forced me to stop. Here is what he wrote, “The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed ... Read More about Taking Off The Cape and Walking Into The Mystery of Our Limited Capacity
My lungs gulp in the fresh air and their melody of thanks release inside my ribs. I stare up at the towering evergreens surrounding me on all sides of our little plot of land and suddenly my sanity returns and surrender comes naturally. The trees around me reach down from above, their limbs offer me ... Read More about The Pursuit of a Wild Life Project
You are not a machine. I tell myself. Whether it was from Emily Freeman or Wendell Berry, I cannot recall where I first heard it put this way. Needless to say, knowing my history, I only wish I would have heard it sooner. I spread the bright pink nail polish over my fingernails meticulously, ... Read More about Why I Paint My Nails Pink